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Bob LaGravinese at his work station

Bob LaGravinese retiring from LaGravinese Jewelers 57 years after starting store

By Audrey Levenson, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

When Bob LaGravinese opened LaGravinese Jewelers of Pelham in 1964, he was looking for a new start. He had served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War and then worked for his father in a setting factory...

Jess Young

School board candidate Young on reopening: ‘Best thing we have done is changing our strategy as we go’

By Cristina Stefanizzi, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2021

Jess Young is seeking reelection May 18 as a school trustee to continue her work on the board with capital projects and school reopening and to see future projects through. Young is in a five-person race...

Rowe and his family.

Rowe seeks leadership in forming district reopening plans, criticizes ‘inappropriate’ questions on student survey

By Cristina Stefanizzi, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2021

Ian Rowe, former CEO of Public Prep, a network of public charter elementary and middle schools, and Pelham parent, wants your vote for one of the two seats open on the Pelham Board of Education. Like...

Village board votes to pass new budget that exceeds state tax cap

Village board votes to pass new budget that exceeds state tax cap

By Bella Caruso, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2021

In an unanimous vote, Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen, Deputy Mayor Mike Carpenter and all five village trustees passed the mayor's proposed budget at the village board meeting on Tuesday. The budget...

PMHS graduation ceremonies, 2019.

New York guidelines on graduation apply to Pelham

By Daniel Fredbeck, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released a statement that indoor and outdoor ceremonies, including graduations and other events, will be allowed with limited capacity effective May 1. With more...

Company of Working

Sock ‘N’ Buskin’s ‘Working’ gets creative, using a movie format while trying to preserve their community

By Amina Pucci, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

Pelham Memorial High School's Sock N' Buskin is working hard to produce their annual spring musical which this year is “Working.” Last year, the spring show, “How to Succeed in Business Without...

Manor resident and former Pelham schools chief returns to work in Westchester as head of Mount Pleasant district

April 26, 2021

Dr. Peter Giarizzo, who served as superintendent of the Pelham Union Free School District for four years through 2017, is returning to Westchester County to head up the Mount Pleasant Central School District. Giarizzo,...

Opiates, other narcotics worth 'several million dollars' seized in Mount Vernon by joint police operation

Opiates, other narcotics worth ‘several million dollars’ seized in Mount Vernon by joint police operation

April 26, 2021

Opiates and other narcotics including what is alleged to be fentanyl, all worth "several million dollars," were seized last week in Mount Vernon following a joint investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement...

Pelham Library AAPI Brave Space provides community support for hate crime victims

By Georgia Russello, Contributing Editor
April 23, 2021

The Town of Pelham Public Library hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Brave Space Discussion on Wednesday evening.  The Brave Space allowed for an open discussion and dialogue between the...

The Pelham school board  met in the middle school gym Nov. 4.

School board sends $80.3 million budget raising taxes 2.47% to voters

April 23, 2021

As expected, the Pelham Board of Education voted Wednesday to put a $80.3 million budget that raises taxes 2.47% before voters on May 18, according to a press release from the Pelham Union Free School...

PMHS seniors to return to full in-person learning Monday

PMHS seniors to return to full in-person learning Monday

By Zoe Winburn, Executive Editor
April 22, 2021

Seniors at Pelham Memorial High School will be able to attend classes full-time and in-person starting Monday, said Principal Mark Berkowitz in an email Wednesday. Seniors will no longer report to the...

Rachael Garcia, principal of P.S. 173 in Manhattan, tapped for top job at Colonial

Rachael Garcia, principal of P.S. 173 in Manhattan, tapped for top job at Colonial

April 21, 2021

Rachael Garcia, principal of P.S. 173 in Manhattan, is expected to become principal of Colonial School this summer after receiving the nod from Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ, according to a press...

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